Gangjeong village radio 'Derun Radio' recorded April 11, 2014 at the illegal naval base construction site, presented by Bokee and Joyakgol with special guests Pang Eunmi, Rong Rong, Yongsung, and Dongsuk Topics: Gangjeong, Jeju, no naval base
The Jeju Life podcast is for foreigners living and working on Jeju island, South Korea. This week we talk about pet ownership with Katarina Kuruc and Hugh Durant. Topics: podcast, jeju, southkorea, pet, dog
This film documents a day in the life of a 12 year old Korean girl, learning to dive as a haenyeo on the island of Jeju. This novice diver is of the last generation that will engage in this vocation, and serves as an important historical document. Haenyeo divers are able to dive 30-50 feet with no breathing apparatus, holding their breaths for 2-3 minutes. From 30,000 divers in the 1970s, there are only an estimated 5,000 of them today, most over the age of 50. The film shows the girl diving... Topics: academic film, Korea, diving, Jeju, haenyeo, ama
Episode #469 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the week of May 3-9, 2014) includes: "Peak Moment" (29 minutes) Fulfilling a long-held dream, Logan Smith and Tammy Strobel are now homeowners—of a tiny house. It’s affordable and mobile. In Logan’s tour, visit the galley kitchen with alcohol cookstove—a safe, cheap, portable fuel. Opposite is the composting toilet and shower, and above is a sleeping loft. Spaciousness in the multi-use great room is magnified... Topics: Media Edge, Peak Moment, The Ghosts of Jeju
Bruce Gagnon interviews Regis Tremblay about his activism and filmmaking. While in Gangjeong Village, South Korea, last September, Regis had the opportunity to interview over 20 villagers and activists who have been protesting the construction of a massive U.S. naval base in their tiny village to serve the needs of the U.S. “pivot to Asia” in order to check China. Regis is working hard to finish a feature-length documentary, "Jeju: In the Crosshairs of War." For more... Topics: South Korea, military base, Jeju, Gangjeong, Regis Tremblay
Episode #584 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the period of July 16-22, 2016) includes: "Democracy" (6 minutes) Music video about the troubled state of our democracy by “Diversity,” a Sacramento band. "Our Water, Our Future" (7.5 minutes) Cascade Locks, Oregon is heaven on earth -- a small town nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge. But when Nestlé came to town with a proposal to bottle their water, citizens launched an all-out effort... Topics: Democracy, Our Water - Our Future, Glenn Greenwald - Why Privacy Matters, The Ghosts of Jeju
Episode #479 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the week of July 12-18, 2014) includes: "The Story of Solutions" (9 minutes) The Story of Solutions, released in October 2013, explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are... Topics: The Story of Solutions, Peak Moment 267, The Ghosts of Jeju
Episode #519 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the period of April 18-24, 2015) includes: "Hey, World! Let's Create a Nuclear-Free Future" (2 minutes) Nuclear abolition connects deeply with struggles to end and prevent wars, increase peace, and achieve economic and environmental justice in our local communities and around the world. Learn more and get involved! This short video promotes upcoming activities in New York City and around the world, which will include:... Topics: Media Edge, Hey, World! Let's Create a Nuclear-Free Future, The Ghosts of Jeju, Seeds of Freedom
This week we're speaking with Dr. George Katsiaficas, author and contributor to over a dozen books on Peoples Movements and the elucidator of the Eros Effect. For over a decade, Dr. Katsiaficas has been studying the culture and history of South Korea and it's culture and has just published the first volume of a two part series on People's uprisings in Asia, entitled "Asia's Unknown Uprisings: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century" from PM Press. For more of Dr.... Topics: autonomia, south korea, george katsiaficas, gwangju, kwangju, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm.org,...
Episode #553 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the period of December 12-18, 2015) includes: "The Secret US Prisons You've Never Heard of Before" (15 minutes) Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, within a US prison. These units were opened secretly, and radically alter how prisoners are treated -- even preventing them from hugging their children. In his August 2015 TED Talks... Topics: The Secret US Prisons You've Never Heard of Before, Professors in Poverty, Hands in Peace, The...